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Outsourced NBC Comedy Pilot Review

Pilot Scoop: Outsourced

It's time for the latest of my pilot scoops for the new Fall season of TV, and this time I'm going for another comedy: NBC's Outsourced. Here's what you need to know about the show that will be taking Parks and Recreation's place for the first half of the season.

What it's about: Ben Rappaport plays Todd, a call center employee who goes to work one day to find out that he and his office have been outsourced — to India. In turn, he's transplanted to Mumbai to manage a customer service center for novelty items. The show revolves around Todd's fish-out-of-water situation in India, and the group of idiosyncratic co-workers he befriends there.

Where it works: Rappaport is a charming, new face whose naivete and discomfort in a strange land is endearing. Plus, the showrunners assuaged my fears a bit at the TCA when they said the show would be upbeat and not offensive.

Where it doesn't: Right now there are just too many jokes about Indian culture (like making fun of characters' ethnic names) and it's kinda uncomfortable.

Am I hooked? Not exactly. I think Outsourced will have to work to prove itself, but it could be like other NBC comedies Community and Parks and Recreation, which only got better with age.

To watch a preview and see some pics, just

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ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
whoops - before i get chastized - i meant see the show. this is what happens when i type early in the AM :) brain not functioning. regardless - i think that it's good to have new concepts of programming on TV since all the shows lately have been legal, medical or vampire!
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i saw a trailer for this movie and i have to say that it looks cute :) i'll probably go to see it when it finally comes out. i like the cast and the concept is actually new!
Auriel Auriel 6 years
Wow, that seems to be a new trend with NBC. First Parenthood and now this. I agree, the name jokes are not funny, just uncomfortable.
Entertainment Entertainment 6 years
Yes, kismekate, the creator got inspiration for the show from the movie, and he cleared it with the filmmakers first.
kismekate kismekate 6 years
Yahhh....are they making the movie into sitcom form? Or is it supposed to be unrelated to the movie? I'm confused. http://www.outsourcedthemovie.com/
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